1. FC Union Berlin attacker Tim Maciejewski will join up on loan with goalkeeper Lennart Moser at Austria Klagenfurt.
With the Austrian transfer window open until February 8, the 19-year-old will have the opportunity to collect match practice until the end of the season. Maciejewski put pen-to-paper on a first-team contract in April 2020 and made his debut in the 5-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld. The Union academy graduate has been named in the matchday squad 11 times this season under Urs Fischer.
"In the last six months, I have gained a lot of experience. I was regularly in the squad and was even able to celebrate my Bundesliga debut. Nevertheless, at my age it is of course important to gain regular match practice and also prove myself under competitive conditions in professional football. The first few days here Klagenfurt have made me sure that the step here is the right one," said Tim Maciejewski.
"Tim has developed really well in his first season in professional football, the most important point now is to generate as much playing time as possible and gain experience. Therefore, this step is a very sensible and for all sides a good decision," added Oliver Ruhnert, Director of Professional Football at 1. FC Union Berlin.
As Maciejewski heads to Austria, youth goalkeeper Nikolai Kemlein will receive a professional contract. "As a result of the loan and local player rules, Nikolai, who has already been training with the first-team squad for a long time, will receive a professional contract. With this status now, he can continue to train in the familiar environment and has the opportunity to play with the pros in the next six months despite the lockdown," Ruhnert said.